Exploring the Love of Birdsound
A conversation with Etienne Marais and Rick Nuttall about the vocalisations of birds. In this webinar, Rick and Etienne talk about why we love bird sounds and the meaning of bird sounds in our lives. The will discuss the findings of two recent surveys on favorite bird sounds. The first was a survey done earlier this year on favorite bird sounds across Southern Africa. The second more recent survey covered favorite bird sounds of the Kruger National Park! Rick and Etienne explore the connection between bird sound and emotion, the reason why some bird sounds are so iconic and the meaning of bird-sound to society at large.
Rick Nuttall is a life-long birder from the Eastern Cape, who was formerly an Ornithologist at the National Museum in Bloemfontein, as well as Direct of the Museum for 14 years. He has authored numerous scientific, semi-scientific and popular publications, and served on the review panels of a number of zoological and ornithological journals. Rick is an experienced Tour Guide and fanatical Sound recordists who is widely regarded as one of the top sound birders on the sub-continent.
Etienne Marais has been birding (and sound-birding for over 50 years) a veteran tour leader and birding guide, he runs regular birding courses on Warblers, LBJ’s and the mastery of Bird Sound. Etienne is familiar with bird song and calls from all corners of Southern Africa .